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: For Schools and Colleges: Engineering: Craft and Science: Unit 3: Electricity at work: 2: Excess current

Introduced by D. R. C. Holmes


Presenter: D. R. C. Holmes
Producer: Nat Taylor

: Closedown

: Nai Zindagi-Naya Jeevan

A magazine for viewers from India and Pakistan which includes discussions, music, and stories from the communities.
Presented and produced by Mahendra Kaul
(from BBC Midlands: shown on Sunday)


Presenter/producer: Mahendra Kaul
Director: Saleem Shahed

: Interval

: Disc a Dawn

Discs and talents of young people
(first shown on BBC Wales)
(all transmitters except Scotland, Northern Ireland, and BBC Wales)

: Interval

: Watch with Mother: The Herbs

For the very young

: The News



Weatherman: George Luce

: Closedown

: For Schools and Colleges: 20th-century Focus: Marriage and Divorce: 3: Marriage Breakdown

Introduced by Michael Aspel
with Professor O.R. McGregor



Presenter: Michael Aspel
Guest: Professor O.R. McGregor
Producer: John Miller

: Closedown

: Play School: Pets Day

A programme for children under 5
Today's story: 'The Happy Owl'
(shown at 11.0 am on BBC2)


Presenter: Lionel Morton
Presenter: Carole Ward

: Jackanory: The Night-Watchmen: Green Eyes

Joseph O'Conor tells The Night-Watchmen by Helen Cresswell with pictures by Gareth Floyd


Author: Helen Cresswell
Pictures: Gareth Floyd
Storyteller: Joseph O'Conor

: Heidi and Peter: Part 3

A film from Switzerland

Peter repents of his unfriendliness towards Klara who suddenly meets with a great danger.
Story told by Gary Watson


Narrator: Gary Watson
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: Tom Tom

introduced by Norman Tozer with Jan Leeming
John Earle meets the trainer of a team of huskies which take visitors for rides high up on the Swiss Jungfrau mountain.
Jan Leeming talks to John Laffin about secret codes and ciphers and how to solve them.
Children visit the Midlands Arts Centre for young people to improvise plays with a Christmas theme.
(from BBC South and West)


Presenter: Norman Tozer
Reporter: Jan Leeming
Reporter: John Earle
Expert: John Laffin
Producer: Lawrence Wade

: Hector's House

The varied adventures of Hector the Dog and Zaza the Cat, not forgetting Mrs Kiki Frog.

: National News and Weather


: London - Nationwide

The facts, the people, the background of the nation's capital
The news, features, opinions of the country at large co-ordinated by Michael Barratt from BBC studios throughout the United Kingdom


Presenter: Michael Barratt
Reporter: Robert Langley
Reporter: Lyn Lewis
Reporter: Jack Pizzey
Reporter: Philip Tibenham
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: The Doctors

Written by Elaine Morgan
starring John Barrie, Richard Leech, Justine Lord, Paul Massie
Guest stars Richard Greene and Jean Kent

Liz has unknowingly supplied drugs to a suspected addict. Roger Hayman has asked John Somers to meet an old friend with a view to partnership.


Writer: Elaine Morgan
Storyline and serial created by: Donald Bull
Script editor: Maggie Allen
Designer: Philip Lindley
Producer: Colin Morris
Director: Michael Ferguson
Tom Durham: Paul Massie
Dr Liz McNeal: Justine Lord
Det-Con Zane: Michael Sheard
Mrs Randall: Jean Kent
Policewoman: Joan Harsant
Dr Roger Hayman: Richard Leech
Joanides: Antony Stamboulieh
Dr Maurice Rapson: Richard Greene
Dr John Somers: John Barrie
Waitress: Joanne Ross
Nella Somers: Alexandra Dane
Betty Hamilton: Olga Lowe

: Tom and Jerry: Sufferin' Cats and A Mouse in the House

Tom and Jerry playing cat and mouse in a selection from the world-famous award-winning cartoon films starring Tom the cat and a far-from-underdog mouse called Jerry.


Created by: William Hanna
Created by: Joe Barbera

: The Laugh Parade: You Know what Sailors are

Tonight's comedy film stars Akim Tamiroff, Donald Sinden, Sarah Lawson, Naunton Wayne

Having spliced just one too many mainbraces, Lieut Sylvester Green (Donald Sinden) finds that an innocent prank has serious but hilarious repercussions as he is held captive in a Middle East country.
However, his 'captors' turn out to be 30 beautiful girls-one of the brightest arrays of talent to grace the screen since the days of the Goldwyn Girls.
Akim Tamiroff provides a good share of the fun as the President of Agraria whose mishandling of the English language provides many delightful moments.
Written and produced by Peter Rogers


Writer/producer: Peter Rogers
Director: Ken Annakin
President of Agraria: Akim Tamiroff
Lieut Sylvester Green: Donald Sinden
Betty: Sarah Lawson
Captain Owbridge: Naunton Wayne
Lieut Smart: Bill Kerr
Gladys: Dora Bryan

: The Main News

With Richard Baker and the BBC's correspondents and reporters around the world and Weather


Newsreader: Richard Baker

: The Wednesday Play: It Wasn't Me

by James Hanley
starring Frances Cuka, Ronald Lacey and Derek Francis

Some people will do anything to get rid of an ageing father. George and Edna visit the sinister Mr Shafton and his son - who guarantee to solve any problem.
But their solution isn't quite what they expected and George and Edna see one another in a new and frightening light.
The shrewish Edna is played by Frances Cuka, a distinguished member of the RSC. Her recent appearances include "The Silver Tassie" and Pinter's "Silence".
Ronald Lacey has been in two recent films - "Take a Girl Like You" and "How I Won the War".
This is a new play by the novelist James Hanley whose best-known play was "Say Nothing".


Writer: James Hanley
Incidental Music: Carey Blyton
Lighting: Peter Wesson
Designer: John Cooper
Producer: Irene Shubik
Director: James Ferman
Edna: Frances Cuka
George: Ronald Lacey
Father: Harry Hutchinson
Cornelius Shafton: Derek Francis
Hugh Shafton: Milton Johns

: 24 Hours

A daily look at what matters in the news and out of it
Presented all this week by David Dimbleby with the latest news in pictures and with on-the-spot reports by Linda Blandford, Bernard Falk, David Lomax, Tom Mangold,
Fyfe Robertson, Denis Tuohy and special contributions from Keith Kyle and Robert McKenzie


Presenter: David Dimbleby
Reporter: Linda Blandford
Reporter: Bernard Falk
Reporter: David Lomax
Reporter: Tom Mangold
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Denis Tuohy
Reporter: Keith Kyle
Reporter: Robert McKenzie
Producer of the week: David Harrison
Editor: Anthony Smith

: Association Football

Recorded highlights from one of tonight's top matches.


Commentator: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Presented for television by: Alec Weeks

: Weatherman, Closedown


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